Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/19/2011
Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD

Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

4/19/2011
Mental Health Effects Linger After Tsunami, Study Finds

Researchers urge trauma therapy for those who witness such events

4/18/2011
Poor Sense of Smell Not a Big Loss for Most People: Study

Those affected seem to place less importance on the sense in their daily lives, findings show

4/15/2011
Why Someone Else's Gaffe Makes You Cringe

Vicarious embarrassment, a form of empathy, has its roots in brain, researchers say

4/14/2011
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

4/14/2011
Good Attitude Critical When Coping With Layoff Trauma

Older managers did better when they didn't feel 'defined' by their former jobs, study found

4/14/2011
Suicide Rates Rise and Fall With the Economy: CDC

Working-age people are at highest risk during recession, researchers say

4/13/2011
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study

Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

4/11/2011
'Organic' Label Seems to Make Food Taste Better

Study found that people preferred products they assumed were healthier for them

4/10/2011
Successful Schools May Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Students more likely to avoid drugs, booze, fights in schools that perform well academically, study finds

4/8/2011
Good Start to Work Day May Be Key to Productivity

Employee's mood will affect job performance, study finds

4/8/2011
Unemployment Plays Role in Early Deaths, Research Shows

Young men are particularly vulnerable to negative health effects of job loss, analysis indicates

4/8/2011
Liberals, Conservatives May Have Different Brain Structures

Researchers find divergence in neurological areas linked to openness, anxiety

4/7/2011
Early Response to Alcohol May Predict Later Drinking Behavior

Heavy use more likely if the brain responds to the substance as a stimulant, study suggests

4/7/2011
Only 1.2% of Alcohol Abusers Know They Need Help: Report

National Alcohol Screening Day spotlights untreated disorders affecting millions of Americans

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

4/6/2011
Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer

Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved

4/4/2011
Poverty Linked to Anxiety, Mood Disorders

People with household incomes less than $20K had more mental disorders than those making more than $70K, study found

4/4/2011
Does Stress Reduction Benefit Cancer Patients' Health?

Researchers explore whether psychological services thwart chromosomal changes

4/1/2011
When Pets Outlive Owners, 'Retirement Homes' Offer Refuge

Vet schools now offer lifelong care or new homes for animals left behind, for a price

4/1/2011
FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods

It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

3/31/2011
Are Some Kids Overscheduled?

Experts debate pros, cons of highly programmed childhood

3/30/2011
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD

It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

3/30/2011
Childhood Mental Health Woes Could Hurt Adult Romance, Finance

Study found more trouble with relationships, earning potential

3/30/2011
Praying for Others Seems to Help Anger Fade

People who are provoked can let their bad mood go by petitioning for the less fortunate, study suggests

3/29/2011
Some Teens Born With Cleft Palate Adjust Better Than Others

Those who are satisfied with their appearance have a better outlook, survey finds

3/29/2011
Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Behavior Problems in Study

Hypersexuality, addictive gambling, binge eating noted with use of dopamine agonists

3/28/2011
High Blood Pressure in Doc's Office Not Always Hypertension

Round-the-clock monitoring can distinguish 'white coat' syndrome from real thing, study finds

3/28/2011
Romantic Rejection May Hurt Just Like Physical Pain

Study finds your brain reacts similarly to both kinds of trauma

3/28/2011
Stress Hormone Might Help Overcome Fear of Heights

Cortisol plus traditional exposure therapy reduced fear response in study

3/27/2011
Hot Days Turn Pitchers Into Hot Heads

Major league pitchers more likely to 'bean' batters in retaliation during sweltering weather, study finds

3/26/2011
Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

3/25/2011
Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids

Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

3/25/2011
Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

3/25/2011
Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy

Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

3/25/2011
Animal 'Hoarding' Often Tied to Mental Illness

As many as 250,000 animals a year may suffer unintentional abuse, neglect in U.S., experts say

3/24/2011
Good Manners May Be a Pact to Reduce Physical Effort

Etiquette reflects more than a social code, researchers say

3/24/2011
Even Mild Stress Can Lead to Disability, Study Says

Importance of psychological distress may be underestimated, researchers suggest

3/23/2011
Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds

3/22/2011
Study: Reluctance to Speak Up Encourages Medical Errors

Silence among health-care workers regarding shortcuts, incompetence can put patients at risk

3/22/2011
Depression May Boost Arthritis Pain

Doctors should assess patient's emotional state when treating knee osteoarthritis, researchers say

3/22/2011
NFL Upsets Could Trigger Domestic Violence

Reports spike in areas where favored team loses, study finds

3/21/2011
Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study

Compared with other traumatic events, traffic accidents most likely to trigger risk, research finds

3/19/2011
Teen Girls Who Befriend Boys at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse

Same isn't true for boys, who get more emotional support from girls, study found

3/18/2011
Anti-Drug Message May Reach Young Girls, But Not Older Ones

Recent ad campaign seemed to have more impact among 8th-graders than high schoolers, study finds

3/18/2011
Acne May Blemish Teens' Emotional Lives, Too

Review of data shows links between the skin disorder and raised odds for depression

3/17/2011
Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain

Drinking at an early age may have long-lasting repercussions for decision-making, risk-taking

3/17/2011
ADHD's Upside: Greater Creativity?

Focusing issues may actually help those with the disorder think outside the box, researchers say

3/17/2011
Young Adults May Need 'Safety Net'

Many parents provide housing, other assistance to children in their 20s, study finds

3/17/2011
Models' Photos May Spur Mixed Messages About Body Image

Viewing 'ideal' bodies can be deflating but still inspire self-improvement, study says